Gov. Beshear: Kentucky losing out on medical supplies to federal government amid COVID-19 pandemic
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FILE - In this Friday, March 6, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, at podium, announces the state's first confirmed case of the new coronavirus at a news conference in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear recommended Thursday, March 12, 2020, that the state's schools close for at least two weeks to help combat the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)
Posted at 2:44 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated2020-04-06 14:44:12-04
The governor of Kentucky says his state is running into problems with the federal government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our biggest problem is that just about every single order that we have out there for PPE, we get a call right when it’s supposed to be shipped and it’s typically the federal government has bought it,” Beshear said. “It’s very hard to buy things when the federal government is there and anytime they want to buy it, they get it first.”